When I went to IKEA, these book ledges were on my shopping list (along with 1000 other things). Of course they were out of stock, but hey, that saved me a couple dollars because they were just as easy to make at home too!
IKEA Inspired Book Ledge
Supplies for this project:
- 1"x2"x8' lumber
- 1"x3"x8' lumber
- Paint or stain
- Screws to hang to the wall
- Mitre saw or skill saw
- Brad nailer
- Power drill
Cut 2 pieces of 1x3 and 1 1x2 to the desired length of your shelf. I'm making 2 shelves and they are 35" long.
Sand the cut pieces of wood.
This is how the pieces are going to be put together. You can use a bit of wood glue here before nailing it together if you'd like.
I used our brad nailer and went along the front and back to assemble. I don't know if this many nails were necessary, but better more than not enough!
These were stained using Minwax's "Natural". Drill 2 holes where you will be putting in the screws. These are going into the boards of our board & batten wall. Level and screw into the wall.
Looks like I need to get a few more books to fill these up...
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